Upcoming Events

Rise Above productions let you become immersed in the theatre in a way like you have never experienced before. Please check below for our list of future productions that will let you become a part of a magical journey. ALL shows are performed at our beautiful new Rise Above Centre located right next to Cinebistro at 3501 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 1005 – Sarasota, FL 34239.


 Carrie the Musical

Dates: November 5-8 + DECEMBER 3-6 (Rescheduled from Nov 12-15)

Auditions: September 2+3, Callbacks: September 8

Tickets On Sale: September 15, 2020 @ 9:00am

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In this revamped, contemporary version of the famous (and infamous) 1988 production, Carrie: The Musical follows a young woman with telekinetic powers. An outcast at school, where she is bullied viciously for her differences, Carrie is also lost at home, with a fervently religious mother whose love traps her in its maw. When PE teacher Miss Gardner, kind classmate Sue Snell, and boyfriend Tommy Ross reach out to try and help Carrie, it seems that for once, Carrie might have a shot at being accepted. But Chris Hargensen, the class’s most vicious bully, has other ideas. Pushed to the brink, Carrie’s powers threaten to overwhelm her, and devour everyone around her in flame.
Carrie has a Family Rating of PG-13 for violence and language

 All Shook Up

Dates: February 18-21 + 25-28, 2021   Auditions: October 24,  Callbacks: October 25

Tickets On Sale: November 5, 2020 @ 9:00am

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Set to the hits of the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley, this musical will have you jumpin’ out of your “Blue Suede Shoes” all night long. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides Chad, a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you dancing in the aisles with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

All Shook Up has a Family Rating of PG-13

This production includes mild adult language, several references to alcohol, several references to seduction, physical attraction and racial prejudice.

 The Little Mermaid

Dates: May 13-16 + 20-23  Auditions: March 6, Callbacks: March 7

Tickets On Sale: February 18, 2021 @ 9:00am

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Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

The Little Mermaid has a Family Rating of G and is suitable for all ages